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Inform on mapping of mental health policies for third-country national migrants

What are the challenges migrants face in accessing mental health services, and how are Member States addressing them? This inform maps the policies in place to help legally-residing migrants access mental health services. In most Member States, once an individual has been granted legal status to remain on the territory, they have the same access to mental health services as national and resident EU citizens. However, access to services often presents several challenges for both migrants and Member States. For migrants, these range from practical issues such as language barriers, lack of information, difficulties in accessing mainstreamed services, high costs,…

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Annual report on migration and asylum 2021

The European Migration Network (EMN) has released its Annual Report on Migration and Asylum, providing an overview of the key developments in the EU Member States, Norway and Georgia in 2021. EU Member States continued to experience the effects of COVID-19 and to tackle challenges of the health crisis on integration, labour market needs and living conditions of migrants. Member States typically extended the right to stay to certain third-country nationals and introduced travel restriction measures. In asylum, measures were taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in reception centres. During 2021, the Belarus border crisis and the fall of…

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Inform on attracting and retaining researchers

How do Member States attract and retain international researchers? This EMN inform provides an overview of the means adopted by Member States to enhance attractiveness for international researchers, as well as main challenges and best practices to admit and retain them. Third-country researchers from non-EU countries can provide important expertise to European universities and other research institutions, promoting knowledge circulation across the EU. The Students and Researchers Directive seeks to improve and harmonise legal standards for welcoming and retaining international students and researchers, as well as making the EU a more attractive destination for them.  

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Informs on accomodation and services for beneficiaries of temporary protection

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as of 15 November 2022, more than 7.8 million people have left Ukraine in search of safety, arriving primarily in neighbouring EU countries and third countries. Two new EMN informs analyse how Member States have responded by offering housing and accommodation options and how they have organized access to social benefits, education, employment, and healthcare in the context of the activation of the Temporary Protection Directive (TPD) (2001/55/EC).    

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Inform on transition of unaccompanied minors to adulthood

What measures, structures and systems are in place in the EU Member States and Norway to provide transitional support to unaccompanied minors after reaching the age of majority? This new EMN inform investigates the legal transition that unaccompanied minors face as they age out of care systems envisaged to protect (all) children and adolescents deprived of parental care in the EU and Norway. The transition to adulthood of a young person refers broadly to the process of them reaching adult age, thus transitioning from dependency to autonomy and living as a full member of society. Unaccompanied minors face a double…

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Inform on bilateral readmission agreements

What bilateral readmission agreements exist between EU Member States and third countries to facilitate the return of migrants staying irregularly on the EU territory? This EMN inform updates, checks and expands the existing information on legally binding bilateral readmission agreements by EU Member States and Norway. It highlights how these agreements have led to higher numbers of returns and smoother return operations, as well as consolidating good cooperation with third countries. The inform is also supplemented by the Inventory on bilateral readmission agreements signed by or entered into force in EU Member States in 2014-2021.  

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Annual report on migration and asylum 2021

The European Migration Network (EMN) has released its Annual Report on Migration and Asylum, providing an overview of the key developments in the EU Member States, Norway and Georgia in 2021. EU Member States continued to experience the effects of COVID-19 and to tackle challenges of the health crisis on integration, labour market needs and…

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Inform on attracting and retaining researchers

How do Member States attract and retain international researchers? This EMN inform provides an overview of the means adopted by Member States to enhance attractiveness for international researchers, as well as main challenges and best practices to admit and retain them. Third-country researchers from non-EU countries can provide important expertise to European universities and other…

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Inform on transition of unaccompanied minors to adulthood

What measures, structures and systems are in place in the EU Member States and Norway to provide transitional support to unaccompanied minors after reaching the age of majority? This new EMN inform investigates the legal transition that unaccompanied minors face as they age out of care systems envisaged to protect (all) children and adolescents deprived…

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Inform on bilateral readmission agreements

What bilateral readmission agreements exist between EU Member States and third countries to facilitate the return of migrants staying irregularly on the EU territory? This EMN inform updates, checks and expands the existing information on legally binding bilateral readmission agreements by EU Member States and Norway. It highlights how these agreements have led to higher…

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